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Do you ever have dreams about work? Do you tend to remember/write down those thoughts or just ignore them?”

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  • I have had a lot of dreams about work, but most of the time I just ignored them. I regred to let go of those thoughts from time to time, but I did not do anything about that. Bad...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Boysmom on 12th November 2007

  • I tend to dream about work on Sunday nights - probably anxiety-driven! - and when I've been working on an absorbing yet repetitive task, in which case I keep doing it in my sleep! I don't write them down, but sometimes in the midst of dreams I actually find myself thinking, "wow, this is a bizarre dream, I have to remember this" - and sometimes I DO remember it, or at least that part. And like Kate, I'll sometimes see people from work in totally different dream contexts.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Florinda Pendley Vasquez on 5th November 2007

  • if i am working crazy hours and right up until i fall asleep - yes then i dream about work! What's even more weird is when i am not stressed about work but stressed about anything else and work people show up in my dream! but then my dreams are pretty out there. most i dont remember, but once in a while one will stick with me and those are the ones i write down.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 5th November 2007

  • No, I actually don't write stuff down, only if it's really something interesting that i haven't thought of before. I tend to not remember my dreams quickly after I wake up. The frustrating part is that I feel like I don't get a break from work - I work during the day and then I dream about it??? It's sad.....

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Victoria on 5th November 2007

  • Um, yes I do dream about work, I meant. No, I don't tend to write it down. (Just to clarify.)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 5th November 2007

  • Yes, I do. If I think there's an insight there, I will sit and mull it over, but usually it's just an inchoate anxiety dream -- and I already knew I was anxious, so it's not telling me anything I don't already know. I used to write down dreams, but I haven't done that for years. Judging from your question, I'm guessing you probably do, Victoria. If so, do you find it helps?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MaryP on 5th November 2007

  • I usually only dream about work when I'm really stressed out. It usually means that I need to take a step back and reassess how things are going. So yes I guess I do take heed, but I don't really dwell on it either.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 5th November 2007